Published Nov 18, 2014We hope you've got an appetite for biopics, because it looks as if the story of Sunset Strip rockers Guns N' Roses is on the way to the silver screen, at least according to band biographer Marc Canter.
As the Guardian points out, the author, who wrote the group's 2008 biography Reckless Road, took to message board MyGNRForum to tell fans that the book "is being made into a movie by people that will do it right." Canter didn't clarify who is backing the adaptation, but he noted he'll have a hand in prepping the screenplay. Apparently, the film has been in development for the last four months.
"I do have a big say so on the script, which is still being put together now, but so far looking cool," Canter said. "I am going to see that everyone in the cast is doing their job and doing justice to the band. Since I was there, I know what the dialog was between the band for many of the events that took place.
"When you find out who is making the movie, you will then understand that it will be very cool. I'm proud of all the hard work that was put into this project and it's just going to KICK ASS! In no way will it be a cheesy movie like Rock Star. There really is such a great story here that even the outtakes will be great."
Though info on the filmmakers and cast has yet to be unveiled, Canter explained that the story will centre on the events presented in his book and "tells the killer rock'n'roll story of the best band around." It won't divulge on the current-day activities of Guns N' Roses.
"There is a great story about the birth of the band, which I was very much involved in," he said. "This has nothing to do with where the band is today. The history is very important and that's why Axl was the one who was most supportive of me documenting what they were doing when they first started out."
Band leader Axl Rose has not yet chimed in on the upcoming film project. Earlier this year, the singer noted that they had finished a sequel to 2008's Chinese Democracy, as well as a remix album. Due dates for either LP have yet to be delivered.